Plum trees not producing

Discussion in 'Plant and Tree Identification' started by northstarpermie, Jun 13, 2006.

  1. northstarpermie

    northstarpermie Well-Known Member

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    We have only lived on our land for 5 years. We have two plum trees that have never produced anything but flowers. I've been told I have to find out which of the 4 classifications the trees are from, Japanese, Japanese-American, & there's two other types I can't remember right now. If I find this out, I can plant a plum tree from that class & they should start to produce fruit?

    Anyone? :shrug:
     
  2. Queen Bee

    Queen Bee Well-Known Member Supporter

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    If you have no way of knowing what type of plum you have, you have few options. One could be plant a var. of plum bushes, to help with pollination. Second, they could be just flowering type plums and nothing you can do would help. Third, you could take a few pictures of the growth habit, and a cutting of the bushes to you local college's horticulture dept and ask for help. Good luck.
     

  3. MELOC

    MELOC Master Of My Domain

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    i think queen bee is right about the pollination. i think you just need more variety to insure pollination.